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England v Sri Lanka 3rd ODI: Tom Curran stars despite washout

England have finished as 2-0 winners in the ODI series against Sri Lanka after rain meant the third and final match finished with no result.

Tom Curran was the pick of Eoin Morgan’s bowlers – taking 4-35 – as the tourists were bowled out for 166 but the weather in the South West ensured we were never able to start our response.

England made just the one change from the win at the Oval with Chris Woakes coming in for Mark Wood.

Morgan won the toss and opted to bowl first, with Woakesy’s impact clear to see straight away as he removed captain Kusal Perera in the third over of the day.

David Willey was the next man to strike, trapping Avishka Fernando in front for 14 before having Pathum Nissanka caught behind – a wicket that really seemed to get him going…

When a Woakesy bouncer was skied to Adil Rashid at fine leg it looked set to be another long day (or perhaps a short one) for Sri Lanka and the introduction of Tom Curran into the attack would only make things worse for them.

Sri Lanka’s batting lineup may be having nightmares about the Curran brothers after this series as the eldest of the two in the England side picked up where Sam left off at the Oval.

The Surrey seamer looked back to his best, removing Oshada Fernando early on in his spell and then the dangerous Wanindu Hasaranga a little later.

Chamika Karunaratne and Binura Fernando became his final targets, both caught by Jonny Bairstow, meaning he finished as the pick of the bowlers with 4-35.

Dasun Shanaka’s 48* allowed Sri Lanka to reach 166 but a sharp bit of wicketkeeping from Bairstow and then a running mixup meant he ran out of partners.

Unfortunately, the rain rolled in at Bristol and Morgan’s side never got a chance to start their chase.

Even so, five wins from six matches against Sri Lanka represents an excellent start to England’s summer white-ball schedule.

The focus now shifts to Pakistan!